What is Botox and does Botox around the eye area really work?
Botox works to relax the muscles of your face, preventing repeated movements, for example, those which occur when your talk, smile, frown or laugh. These small movements can lead to the development of facial wrinkles over time. By restricting these movements, Botox works to give you a smoother and more youthful looking complexion.
Botox Cosmetic is an FDA-approved treatment for Crow’s feet and frown lines that form between the eyebrows. Patients report fantastic results from Botox to correct these cosmetic issues, and this is supported by favourable clinical research data on the efficacy and safety of Botox for use in these areas.. However, it is very important that your treatment provider is meticulous in their application of Botox injections in this area, as an injection into the wrong site can lead to droopy eyelids and a range of other serious adverse effects.
Botox injections can also be applied in the area under the eyes to minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and improve hollowness under the eyes, which can dramatically age the face. In the U.S, injection of Botox into the under eye area is considered an off-label use as it has not yet been approved by the FDA. This means that very few research studies have been conducted looking at the effectiveness of Botox for the under eye area, so we can not be sure about its effectiveness.
What do Botox before and after pictures tell us?
Searching online through galleries of before and after pictures, enables you to visually see the amazing results that you can achieve from having Botox injections around your eye area. These pictures are produced from real-life patients, so they give you the true picture of what you can expect. Most medical spas offer you the chance to look through their own portfolios of before and after pictures at an initial consultation, so it is worthwhile doing this before making a firm choice of treatment provider to ensure that you get the best possible results.
How much does Botox for eyes cost?
The cost of Botox varies depending upon the location of your chosen medical spa, the area you wish to get treated and the condition of your skin before treatment. In the U.S, Botox treatment typically costs between $200 and $1,400. It is worthwhile paying slightly more for your treatment to be carried out by a reputable physician to ensure that you achieve successful results.
Your doctor will provide you with an accurate price for your treatment before receiving your injections, when you attend your initial consultation. Here you can also discuss what finance options are available to you.
Can Botox help to lift the eyelids?
Do you suffer from hooded eyes, making them look heavy and tired? If so, don’t worry you are not alone. Hooded eyes, which result from drooping of the upper eyelids, are troublesome for many patients. Excess skin hangs down from the brow bone, towards the lash line, hiding the crease at the top of your eyelid and shrinking its overall appearance.
Hooded eyes can either be present from birth or develop as we age, due to sagging of the muscles surrounding the eyelids. Excess sun exposure and eye injury are also possible causes.
As well as making you look more tired, hooded eyes can make makeup application more difficult and in extreme cases, obscure your vision.
Botox injections can help to correct the appearance of hooded eyes in certain cases. When low eyebrow position is responsible, Botox can be injected into the forehead and outer tails of your eyebrow. This would stop movement of the muscles causing your eyelid to droop and lift it up by a few millimetres.
Laser treatment is an alternative option for treating fine lines and wrinkles under the eyes, along with under eye bags. In cases where eyelid drooping is caused by too much excess skin, Botox and laser treatment will do very little to help. In these instances consulting a plastic surgeon for upper eyelid surgery is necessary.
Who is suitable for Botox around the eye area?
Are you wondering if having Botox around your eye area is right for you? Do you have fine lines and wrinkles around your eyes or hooded eyes which are causing you distress? If so, then Botox could be the right solution for you.
To be suitable for Botox Treatment In Boston you must:
- Be over 18
- Not currently be pregnant or breastfeeding
- Have healthy facial muscles
- Be in good health generally, with no serious health conditions
Do men get Botox too?
Botox is the most popular anti-aging treatment for women, however increasingly more men are turning to Botox treatment as a way of helping them to stay looking younger for longer. There is more pressure than ever on men to look their very best, which has resulted in a rise in the use of male skin care products and cosmetic procedures.
How long does Botox last?
The results of Botox are not permanent, typically lasting for between 3 and 6 months. This means that you will need to receive regular injections to maintain your wrinkle-free appearance.
Can Botox also get rid of forehead wrinkles? Looking at the before and after pictures from patients who have had forehead Botox
As well as helping to rectify fine lines and wrinkles around the eye area, Botox injections are also very effective at treating forehead wrinkles. The dramatic effects that Botox can have on lines in this area are very obvious when comparing the before and after pictures from previous patients. Following Botox, the forehead area of treated patients is smoother and wrinkle-free, providing a more youthful appearance. Check out some of these images for yourself online!
Can light Botox help with eye and forehead wrinkles?
‘Light Botox’, which is also known as ‘Baby Botox’ involves injecting much lower doses of Botulinum toxin type A. This means that patients receive more natural-looking results, maintaining some movement in their facial muscles and reducing the risk of Botox side effects.
‘Light Botox’ is effective in all of the areas that traditional Botox can be used on, including fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes and across the forehead.
Botox aftercare: What are the do’s and don’ts?
After having your Botox treatment what are the things that you should and shouldn’t do, in order to take care of yourself and make sure that you achieve the best results possible? Here we highlight some Botox aftercare tips from the experts:
- DON’T apply any pressure to the treated area as this can make the Botox move around
- DON’T take anti-inflammatories before, and for a few days after treatment, as they can prevent appropriate blood clotting and increase the risk of bruising. Instead opt for paracetamol should you require some pain relief.
- DON’T take part in any strenuous exercise for 24 hours after your treatment
- DON’T get too hot, i.e. using saunas, sun beds or hot baths for 4 hours after treatment
- DO stay upright for 4 hours after your injections
- DO gently apply an ice pack to the treated area should you need to
To find out more about how Botox can help you to get more youthful-looking eyes and make you look more energised, then contact Evolution MedSpa Boston to book an initial consultation. You can either give the team a call or book online. All of the treatments that you have at Evolution MedSpa Boston will be carried out by one of our highly skilled, Harvard-trained, board-certified doctors. Dr. Eric Cappiello and Dr. Mariam Cappiello have a fantastic reputation and personable nature, which is evident by the glowing reviews from their satisfied patients.